Sustainable Food & Farm Expo, Sunday, March 9

CTbites Team

Hundreds of guests eager to sample local, artisan and organic food, attend tasting workshops, and learn about homesteading are expected to flock to Audubon Greenwich’s Sustainable Food & Farm Expo on Sunday, March 9, from 10 am until 5 pm. Twenty exhibitors and vendors, including organic farmers, homesteading experts, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, and an organic restaurant, will be present to share their products and expertise with attendees. Attend free talks about backyard beekeeping, chicken keeping, organic gardening, community gardening, and the soil food web.

The Sustainable Food & Farm Expo is produced by Audubon Greenwich in cooperation with the Fairfield Green Food Guide and is poised to attract both regular guests and newcomers from as far as Westchester County. “Audubon is proud to host this exciting, family-friendly event. Organic farming practices and more wholesome approaches to eating will greatly reduce our burden on Earth’s natural resources while enhancing our habitats, soils, and communities” said Jeff Cordulack, Audubon Greenwich’s Events Manager.

“Fairfield County is home to a strong and growing community of organic farmers, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, organic restaurants and homesteading experts and this event is a fun and effective way for the general public to get to know them and their products and services” said Fairfield Green Food Guide founder Analiese Paik. “The diversity of sustainable food and beverages grown, produced or sold locally– from biodynamic Champagne and locally roasted, organic Fair Trade coffee to farm-fresh food delivered to your door - is quite impressive and offers consumers a delicious and compelling alternative to mass-produced food. 

Event Highlights

Visit 20 exhibitors to learn about, sample, and purchase their sustainable food products and services.

Attend free talks about backyard beekeeping, chicken keeping, organic gardening, community gardening, and the soil food web.

Attend tasting workshops including artisan honey, ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil, organic chocolate, biodynamic Champagne plus a cheesemaking for beginners workshop; $10 each.

Enjoy organic fresh juices, snacks and lunches from an organic restaurant.

The following businesses and organizations will be exhibiting at the Food & Farm Expo: Fairfield Green Food Guide, Slow Food Metro North, Fairfield County Farm Bureau, The Hickories Farm, Dirt Road Farm, On the Rocks Farm, HomeFront Farmers, Greenwich Community Gardens, My Pet Chicken, Bedford Bee, Red Bee Honey, Henri's Reserve, Olivette, Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters, GourGanics Salsa, Kaia Yoga & Café, Arogya Tea, Simple Cheesemaking, Fresh Nation, and Natural Awakenings.

The Sustainable Food & Farm Expo is open to the public from 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Foods and lunch are available for purchase on-site from a local restaurant. General Admission tickets (includes exhibits, vendors, and five talks): 

$15 per person, $20 per couple, or $25 per family

Tasting Workshops are an additional $10 per person, per session and online reservations are recommended.

Register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596329. Event address: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831

About Audubon Greenwich:

The Audubon Greenwich mission is to engage and educate people to conserve, restore, and enjoy nature, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. The Audubon Center in Greenwich is also home to Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society. http://greenwich.audubon.org 

About Fairfield Green Food Guide: 

The Fairfield Green Food Guide is a free online resource dedicated to providing Fairfield County consumers with local and sustainable food resources and news. This award-winning website helps guide consumers to farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm stands, organic and farm-to-table restaurants, specialty food retailers, and farm and food events. Fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com. Contact: Founder & Editor Analiese Paik at marketing@fairfieldgreenfooguide.com